Busineswomen’s Association of South Africa Limpopo
The voice of women in business.
Speaker, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe (sixth from right) and BWASA Limpopo coordinator, Bella Msiza (seventh from right), pictured with guests at the 2018 Limpopo Businesswomen of the Year Awards.
he Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa (BWASA) is the largest and most prominent association of business and professional women in South Africa, and the voice of women in business. Through strategic partnerships with sponsors, non-profit organisations, leading companies, business schools and international associations, it provides on-going opportunities to advance the interests of women in business. It is a national association with seven branches countrywide.
Honouring the achievers A keynote event in the BWASA calendar is the hosting of the annual Limpopo Businesswomen of the Year Awards (LBWOYA). Previously known as the Regional Business Achiever Awards, the event has been held since 2001. The Awards honour entrepreneurial and professional women at each of the BWASA branches around the country and acknowledge a winner in each of six categories, including Professional, Corporate, Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur and Social Entrepreneur. In the Entrepreneur category, awards are given to women as emerging entrepreneurs, established entrepreneurs as well as those who are involved in the social entrepreneurship. The purpose of the function is to give recognition to women who are in service to society, have been working hard and have succeeded
INFORMATION AND CONTACT DETAILS: Businesswomen’s Association of South Africa Limpopo, 42A Grobler Street, Polokwane 0700 Contact person: Elizabeth Modiba Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27 15 297 8876 or +27 83 278 2040
in making their mark. Furthermore, the event aims to empower women with tips for success. The speaker at the 2018 event was Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe. Previous addresses have been presented by the Executive Mayor of Polokwane Thembi Nkadimeng, MEC of Health Phophi Ramathuba, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and the Chairperson of Mbekani Investment Holdings Limited Dr Judy Dlamini. The event celebrates and LBWOYA 2017 showcases the achievements of women in the business arena in a country where women are still under-represented, it recognises and rewards individuals who have excelled in their chosen careers and the evening provides a platform for the motivation of women by others who have excelled. The event also provides several partnership opportunities and a further chance to give opportunity to women-owned businesses. These include providing sound and lighting effects and videography (recording and editing of video of the event). Partners receive exposure through branding on rotation on visual media at the event, acknowledgment in the Vote of Thanks on the evening and acknowledgment on all BWA social media platforms, print media and radio as one of the LBWOYA sponsors. LIMPOPO BUSINESS 2018/19
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